Friday June 1st 2018
The majority of the 657 RVs at the Escapees RV Club’s 58th Escapade left the fairgrounds today. My neighbors got early starts. One side left before 8am and the other shortly after. Needless to say I had to get up early.
It was a hot and sunny day. The temperature peaked in the mid 90s and it hasn’t rained since yesterday morning. Even so, some people had difficulty getting their rigs off the grass and onto the roads. The heavy duty wrecker was around if it was needed. I didn’t see anyone getting pulled out, but later in the morning the wrecker took on a towing assignment. One of the motor homes had a transmission or drive train failure. It had to be towed to a repair facility. That’s not a very good way to end a fun week.
RVs continued to leave all day. I took several bicycle rides around the fairgrounds campground as it emptied. Some people were still leaving at 5PM. My guess is they will just pull into a rest area or truck stop when they get tired. I still have one RV near by. They leave on Sunday. Strangely, for a solo traveler, I’m feeling alone. It must have something to do with all the activity and social interaction during the last week.
In between bike rides and watching TV, I got some of the travel preparation tasks completed. I move south 160 miles to Branson tomorrow. I want to complete my travel between the morning storms and the afternoon storms. Tomorrow already has a sever weather watch declared. Hopefully, the morning storms don’t drop enough rain to make things muddy again.